Master and Commander

Many observe that Patrick O’Brian’s novels are comparable to Jane Austen’s, if only she had written rousing naval adventures.

To Trebizond by camel, with tea

The enchanting beauty and intricate patterns of Anglo-Catholic liturgy provide the lineaments of imagination in The Towers of Trebizond.

The Michael Ramsey Book Prize 2016

At the Bloxham Festival for Faith and Literature for Faith and Literature, I was asked to comment on "Unapologetic" by Francis Spufford and "God's Presence" by Frances Young.

Light, when my only companion is darkness

My dad, an ophthalmologist, tells a joke on his own pe0ple: whatever the ailment and specialty, when diagnosis is more an art than a set of facts, he'll reply, "Well, that's a poorly understood branch of medici... Read More...